Amaliah Fitriah is a Policy Analyst at the Agency for Research and Development and Book Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. She completed her PhD at Development Studies Programme, Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand (2017). She earned her Master Degree from Development Studies Programme at Massey University (2010) and bachelor degree in International Relations, University of Indonesia (2000). Working for the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia since 2005, Amaliah has developed interest in educational policies and practices in Indonesian context, and Southeast Asia in general. Her particular interests cover education, decentralisation, local government and local politics. She published a join article in Asia Pacific Education Review (APER) journal, title “A different result of community participation in education: an Indonesian case study of parental participation in public primary schools” http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12564-013-9275-8 which mainly based on her master thesis. Recently she developed interest in exploring relationship between identity construction and education in the context of Indonesian decentralisation movement. Her new publication “Identitas Islam dan Pendidikan di Era Otonomi Khusus Aceh” has just published in EDUKASI, Jurnal Pendidikan Agama dan Keagamaan, Kementerian Agama.